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Understanding how student loan rates are determined can help you figure out if you are overpaying on your student loans. Here is a breakdown of how student loan rates are determined and what you can do to fix them.
Federal Student-Loan Sharks | American Scholar
Education, Thomas Jefferson believed, should be free. Its universal availability was at the center of his vision for the
Education Department Lets Borrowers Default On Student Loans, Ignoring Helpful Alternatives
“We've got a crisis in terms of college affordability and student debt,” Obama said in an Aug. 22 speech at the State University
Sallie Mae Lags In Student Debt Relief Amid Ongoing Federal Probes
FFELP, a bank-based program that allowed lenders to profit off student loans backed by the government, was ended in 2010
Senate Voting On Student Loans Bill
Under the deal, undergraduates this fall could borrow at a 3.9 percent interest rate. Graduate students would have access
Congress Must Address the Student Loan Crisis
, Guest Writer
This may well be the most short-sighted, ineffective and contemptible Congress in the past fifty years, but can they truly be foolish enough to gamble with the future of America's children.
Here's How To Get In Touch With The Senators Who Voted Against Lowering Student Loan Rates
Senator Party State Vote Lisa Murkowski R AK Nay Jeff Sessions R AL Nay Richard C. Shelby R AL Nay John Boozman R AR Nay
Student Loan Fix Stalled By Divided Senate Democrats
The surge would affect students like Chelsea Aldrich, a University of Central Florida sophomore. But she doesn't know exactly
Congress Still Not Working
Chris Weigant is a political commentator.
This is the message Congress is sending: Sorry, all you aspiring college students, but we just couldn't manage to squeeze it in, what with our many days off this year. We had to go back home to raise some campaign cash, and you students got lost in the shuffle.
What You Need To Know About Congress' Inaction On Student Loans
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Community Colleges We Need
Richard W. Riley
While the data are clear -- it is much better to have a college degree than not -- it is also true that not all valuable degrees need to put families into serious debt. Many community colleges today prove that value can be had at a reasonable price.
Student Loan Compromise By Democrats Would Raise Borrowing Costs
Parents generally are required to make up the difference by taking out PLUS loans. The typical college graduate takes four
Student Loan Proposal Would Avert Deadline, But Raise Borrowing Costs, Boosting Government Profit
The CBO estimated in a June 10 report that the government would generate $184 billion in profit for loans made from this
Student Loan Rates Should Not Increase, Americans Say In Poll
The poll, conducted June 11 and 12 by Public Policy Poling and commissioned by the liberal group MoveOn.org, shows 83 percent
Student Loan Bill Tying Rates To Market Passes House
By Reuters, Reuters
The government currently sets interest rates on those loans. Without congressional action, the interest rates are set to
Obama Budget's Student Loan Gamble Filled With Long-Term Questions
George Miller, the top Democrat on the House Education Committee, said that the student loan proposal would be "best addressed
Student Loan Rates Boost Government Profit
Millions of student borrowers are paying record relative interest rates on their government loans, lining Department of Education coffers and stoking fears that student borrowing costs and debt levels are restraining the shaky economic recovery.
Student Loan Rates Boost Government Profit As Debt Damps Economy
The government makes the most off graduate students, who generate nearly 64 cents in revenue for taxpayers off every dollar
A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity, and a Bottom-Up Revolution at MoveOn.org
Executive Director, MoveOn.Org Political Action
At MoveOn, we've always believed that even in an age of big money and special interests, regular Americans working together
Lower Student Loan Interest Rates
Sec. Arne Duncan
U.S. Secretary of Education
As we work to get the economy back on track, no one is suggesting it would be a good idea to double interest rates on credit cards or home mortgages. Why then do some believe it's a good idea to double interest rates for students?
Right-Wing Craziness Keeps Getting Crazier
, Guest Writer
While Mitt "Etch A Sketch" Romney and other Republicans are back-pedaling as fast as they can, the right wingers who control the Republican party are digging in, questioning the whole idea of whether the government should even be involved in student loans.
The New Student Battle Cry: Don't Double My Rate!
Higher Education Advocate, U.S. PIRG
The media and the country are just waking up to the alarming fact that unless Congress acts by July 1, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Congress must not let that happen.
Barack Obama In Boulder: President Stops By The Sink, Speaks About Student Loans At Coors Event Center (PHOTOS)
The speech was centered around student loans because in July the interest rate for subsidized Stafford loans will double
Connie Mack Declines To Take Position On Student Loan Interest Rate Extension
"Well, we’ll take it -- when the vote comes up, we’ll cast that vote," replied Mack, continuing to talk about jobs and the
Obama Administration, House Dems Push To Prevent Student Loan Rate Hike
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Congress Considers Proposals To Let Private Student Loans Be Discharged In Bankruptcy
"The initial loan balances are much larger than they are with cards, for starters," writes Thomas K. Brown on the blog iStockanalyst
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